ifa blog

Interviews, essays, reports – in the ifa blog, the diverse topics of the ifa are vividly presented in various formats.

Müze Evliyagil Museum in Ankara

A Safe Physical Space

At Müze Evliyagil museum in Ankara, Can Akgümüş describes how staff did not digitize exhibitions during the pandemic, and have focused instead on securing visitor trust in the ...

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Moscow Museum of Modern Art

The Museum is Always Changing

At Moscow Museum of Modern Art, executive director Vasili Tsereteli resists fixed definitions of the museum’s purpose and foregrounds the flux of ideas and collaborative exhibition ...

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The Secret Walls Gallery at Bonatzbau, Central Station Stuttgart.

The Crisis as a Period of Reflection

The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart is using the crisis to question concepts, rethink exhibitions and make stored collections accessible.

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Albertinum Lichthof in Dresden

A Platform for Social Discourse

Upholding the international spirit against nationalism and racism. For Marion Ackermann, General Director of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, this is one of the most important ...

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German Pavilion Biennale

What does 'Curating' mean Today?

The role of the curator has changed over the decades. The art historian Annette von Tietenberg has been working on modern exhibition work challenges as part of ifa’s Research Programme ...

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Window Project

A Human Space

Window Project Contemporary Art Space in Tbilisi embraced more digital tools through lockdown, but remains committed to a democratic physical space of social and artistic encounter.

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Exterior view of ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (Center for Art and Media) in Karlsruhe

An Observatory, a Laboratory, a Learning Environment

For Peter Weibel, Chairman of the ZKM in Karlsruhe, a museum is not only a place of perception, it is also a place of production and an alternative to the mainstream. According to him, ...

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Millî Reasürans Sanat Gallery

Art is about Atmosphere

At Millî Reasürans Sanat Gallery in Istanbul, staff are busy building a wealth of new online resources. But for Ayşe Gür, manager of the gallery, physical space and contact will remain ...

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Portrait of the author Margaret Atwood

Giving voices to the voiceless

Human beings have engaged in the arts: music, visual imagery, dramatic performances – including rituals – and language arts, including tale telling, ever since they have been ...

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